Getting to Know: Jennifer Hamil

WINTER HAVEN — This edition of "Getting to Know" features rising sophomore Jennifer Hamil of Polk State Softball. The Texas native had an outstanding freshman season for the Eagles. She received First Team Suncoast Conference honors and the team's Gold Glove Award for Best Defensive Player.

It may be the summer offseason, but Hamil is hard at work getting ready for next year. She was nice enough to take a few minutes with Sports Information Coordinator Terrell Elliston to give a little more of an in-depth look at herself.

TE: Why did you decide to come to Polk?

JH: I'm from Texas, so I wanted to get out of the state and Florida sounded nice.

TE: What are your post-graduation plans?
JH: I want to continue playing softball at a university.

TE: Who is your funniest teammate?
JH: Sarah Aylesworth

TE: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
JH: Hawaii, because it's always been a fantasy of mine.

TE: What/who inspired you to get involved with baseball?
JH: My dad

TE: What do you like best about team road trips?
JH: Our talks on the bus

TE: What is your best non-athletic skill?
JH: Drawing

TE: What is your biggest pet peeve and why?
JH: When people wake me up — I'm grouchy in the mornings.

TE: What is one thing that most people don't know about you?
JH: I'm a picky eater.

TE:  Favorite place to play in the Suncoast Conference besides Polk?
JH: St. Petersburg College

What is your favorite…

Quote or motto: "Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach." —John W. Gardner

Website: Facebook

Song: "Take Me Home Tonight"

TV Show: "Family Guy"

Movie: "Hercules"

Place to eat in Polk County: Beef 'O' Brady's

Sport to watch on TV: Softball

Choices, choices and more choices…

Winter or summer: Summer

Bench-press or squat: Squat

In-season or out-of-season: In-season

High school or college: College

Class in the morning or class at night: Morning

Winter Haven or……: Texas

Facebook or twitter: Facebook

Singing or dancing: Singing

Winter Olympics or Summer Olympics: Summer Olympics

Cat or dog: Kitty!!

10/10/15 TBA
Polk State College
at Gold Diamond
Kissimmee, Fla.
10/11/15 TBA
Polk State College
at Gold Diamond
Kissimmee, Fla.
10/18/15 TBA
Polk State College
at TBA
St. Leo Tournament Clearwater, Fla.
10/30/15 6:00 PM
Polk State College
at University of South Florida
Tampa, Fla.
State College of Florida 13-3 50-12
St. Petersburg 12-4 35-21
Polk State 6-10 22-33
Hillsborough 5-11 31-35-1
South Florida 4-12 14-29

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